Knife/Medical Combo: "Cut and Stuff"

Course Description: One-day training event where students are exposed to simple yet effective self-defense techniques using their EDC fixed/folder knife and how to appropriately treat knife wounds using their EDC med gear.  Students will learn through minimal lecture, hands-on skills practice, and tissue lab. 

During the medical block of instruction students will learn how to identify and treat lacerations and punctures to themselves and others as a result of a violent attack with a knife or similar object. This will be a great refresher for those who have already attended a medical course and a unique, faster paced opportunity for those that have not. Students will learn through minimal lecture and plenty of hands-on skills practice.

This will be a classroom based course.  Two, four-hour blocks of instruction; four hours of knife training and four hours of medical training.

Topics: Knife fighting fundamentals, angles of attack, tissue lab, treatment of knife injuries. Principles of tactical medicine as they pertain to civilian settings. Patient assessment techniques. Hemorrhage control techniques; tourniquet, wound packing, pressure bandage. Penetrating chest injuries. Identify and treat for shock. Medical equipment selection.

Length: Saturday August 1

Prerequisites: none

Equipment: Long pants, closed toe footwear. No shorts, skirts, kilts, sandals, flipflops or high heels.

Optional Equipment: training (inert) knives, arm protectors, training medical gear

Taught by: Allen Elishewitz, Elishewitz Knives
Caleb Causey, Lone Star Medics

Facility: A-Zone Range

Additional information: to be updated